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  • Air Ministry
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    • Jan 2008
    • 1699

    The Whisperers 1967

    I can't believe that such a wonderful "kitchen sink drama" can have passed me by for so long, but I hadn't even heard of this film a week ago.

    Fantastic performance by Dame Edith Evans as the paranoid and lonely old lady, living in poverty and near squalor, dependant upon the National Assistance Board for new shoes "these let the rain in, you see", fantasizing about the money which will one day come to her. Great support from Eric Portman as her reluctantly returning husband (the Welfare twists his arm) and Ronald Fraser as the dodgy son.

    Shot in black and white, amongst the grimy clearance areas of mid-1960s Oldham, making it very local and special to me.

    Definitely a keeper!
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    • charliehunt
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      • Oct 2012
      • 11459

      One of my favourites! Very good indeed!!
      Charlie

      Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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      • DazDaMan
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        • Aug 2003
        • 18720

        Star Trek (2009)

        Great fun, and a great reboot of the series. Can't wait to see what the second installment has to offer!
        Daren Cogdon

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        • DazDaMan
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          • Aug 2003
          • 18720

          Salem's Lot

          OK, technically a mini-series, this is based on a book by Stephen King. A writer moves back to his home town, only to discover a lot of weird goings-on, centering around a house at the edge of town. Cue James Mason and a Nosferatu-esque Kurt Barlow.

          Pretty good, but fairly gore- and scare-light. Well, for me, anyway!
          Daren Cogdon

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          • nostalgair2
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            • Oct 2011
            • 347

            i stumbled upon the 'Human centipede' the other night, i managed about ten minutes viewing, who thinks of this stuff? I struggled to sleep!

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            • DazDaMan
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              • Aug 2003
              • 18720

              21 Jump Street

              Genuinely very funny revamp of the 1980s US cop drama series.

              The Sitter

              Jonah Hill again in this one, which was a lot better than I thought it would be.

              Cross of Honour

              Based on the true story of a German bomber crew shot down over Norway by a FAA fighter, with both crews eventually finding a cabin high in the mountains in which to try and survive, forming an unlikely friendship in the process. Not bad at all, actually.

              Team America - World Police

              Hadn't seen this in years - still hysterically funny! "You are WORTHRESS, AREC BARDWIN!"
              Daren Cogdon

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              • DazDaMan
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                • Aug 2003
                • 18720

                The best Christmas movie ever made. Otherwise known as....

                DIE HARD
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                • Air Ministry
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                  • Jan 2008
                  • 1699

                  The Dawn Patrol (1938 version)

                  Starring Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, and David Niven as Royal Flying Corps fighter pilots on the Western Front in World War I.

                  Still hugely watchable and enjoyable, although the fact that it was filmed amid the barren hills of (presumably) California makes it a little less believable at times.

                  I'm surprised that Hollywood filmed it as a British Squadron, rather than one made up of American flyers - perhaps the inevitability of war in Europe had something to do with the decision?

                  Gotta love a rotary engine - brrrp, brrrp, brrrp!
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                  • DazDaMan
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                    • Aug 2003
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                    The Man from Snowy River

                    Epic Australian adventure film, starring a young Tom Burlinson (otherwise better known as "Fanny" Barton in Piece of Cake).

                    Die Another Day

                    The worst of the Pierce Brosnan Bond films, the film is still watchable, but it feels like a giant video game at times.

                    Kill Bill Vol.1

                    One of only two Tarantino films I can watch without feeling physically violent towards the man. The other being Vol.2.
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                    • DazDaMan
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                      • Aug 2003
                      • 18720

                      Originally posted by Air Ministry View Post
                      The Dawn Patrol (1938 version)
                      I love that film. Would love to see it remade with replica SE.5as, though.
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                      • BSG-75
                        So say we all.....
                        • Aug 2007
                        • 2836

                        the day of the jackel....

                        Brilliant still after all these years. An shame on Hollywood for trying to "remake/rebrand/re-image" it....
                        You can teach monkies to fly better than that....

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                        • Air Ministry
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                          • Jan 2008
                          • 1699

                          Would love to see it remade with replica SE.5as, though.
                          But then you'd have to change the title to Aces High!

                          Ooop, they did!
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                          • mrtotty
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                            • Mar 2008
                            • 1062

                            I'm not a film buff at all and, to be honest, I can't remember the last time I saw a film or, indeed, what it was.

                            I very much want to see Spielberg's Lincoln, though.

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                            • DazDaMan
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                              • Aug 2003
                              • 18720

                              Originally posted by Air Ministry View Post
                              But then you'd have to change the title to Aces High!

                              Ooop, they did!
                              Hahaha!
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                              • DazDaMan
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                                • Aug 2003
                                • 18720

                                21 Jump Street

                                Again. Still funny as hell.
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                                • DazDaMan
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                                  • Aug 2003
                                  • 18720

                                  Aladdin

                                  Disney's 1992 cartoon. Not bad, actually. A bit overshadowed by the Robin Williams-voiced genie, though.

                                  Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey

                                  Two dogs and a cat journey across tough terrain to reach their owners. You have no soul if you don't shed an occasional tear at this one!

                                  Hanover Street

                                  So-so romantic drama starring Harrison Ford as a carefree B-25 pilot who falls in love with an English nurse. The flying scenes make this more watchable!
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                                  • Air Ministry
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                                    • Jan 2008
                                    • 1699

                                    Erwin Rommel - ARD Fernsehfilm

                                    A bit of a surprise turn up on Youtube.

                                    A 2012, made-for-tv-film starring Ulrich Tukur as Erwin Rommel in a biopic of his last few months in Normandy while preparing for the inevitable Allied invasion, then his wounding and subsequent "suicide" after implication in the plot to kill Hitler.

                                    Ulrich Tukur is probably best known in the UK for his role as Oberstleutnant Grubitz who assigns the investigation of playwright Georg Dreymann to his loyal and coldly effective Stasi-Hauptmann Wiesler in The Lives Of Others. (Thomas Thieme, who played the loathsome politician Hempf in the same film is also in this one as Gen. Feldmarschall von Kluge).

                                    There are no subtitles unfortunately and it's a two hour film but I found it quite easy to follow. Quite elaborate sets, but also a fair bit of CGI (including Spitfires) which isn't very convincing.

                                    I don't know whether there are plans to release the film on DVD, with English subtitles, but I'd certainly want to watch it again if it was.

                                    I also can't tell whether the Youtube upload is "kosher", so it may be best to watch it while you can. The upload quality is impressive.
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                                    • DazDaMan
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                                      • Aug 2003
                                      • 18720

                                      Turner and Hooch

                                      Tom Hanks gets saddled with a rather unusual new partner in the investigation of a murder in a quiet town. Forgot how funny this was - Hanks on top form as usual.
                                      Daren Cogdon

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                                      • spitfireman
                                        Recovering
                                        • Jun 2005
                                        • 2817

                                        Star Trek: Into darkness


                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fr3jVk-kL8A

                                        only the trailer, but very watchable!

                                        due out July 2013, can't wait.....

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                                        • DazDaMan
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                                          • Aug 2003
                                          • 18720

                                          Ooh, I quite fancy that! Loved the last film!!
                                          Daren Cogdon

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